What Happened in July 1882

Historical Events

  • Jul 4 Telegraph Hill Observatory opens in San Francisco
  • Jul 6 14 Russian Jews from Bilu arrive in Jaffa, Palestine
  • Jul 11 British fleet bombards Alexandria
  • Jul 12 1st ocean pier in US completed, Washington, D.C.
  • Jul 13 200 die as train derails near Tcherny, Russia
  • Jul 17 Wimbledon Men's Tennis: Defending champion William Renshaw beats twin brother Ernest Renshaw 6-1, 2-6, 4-6, 6-2, 6-2
  • Jul 18 Louisville Tony Mullane is 1st to pitch righty then lefty

Music Premiere

Jul 26 Richard Wagner's opera "Parsifal" premieres in Bayreuth, Germany


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Famous Birthdays

  • Jul 2 Edgar Mayne, Australian cricketer (Australian batsman, prolific for Victoria), born in Jamestown, South Australia (d. 1961)
  • Jul 5 Inayat Khan, Indian singer, musicologist, and philosopher (founder of Sufi Order - London, 1914), born in Vadodra, Bombay State, British India (d. 1927)
  • Jul 7 Zdzislaw Jachimecki, composer
  • Jul 8 John Anderson, 1st Viscount Waverley, British civil servant, politician and Chancellor of the Exchequer (1943-45), born in Midlothian, Scotland (d. 1958)
  • Jul 8 Percy Grainger, Australian-American concert pianist and composer (Hill Songs; Country Garden), born in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Jul 10 Ima Hogg, American society leader, Texas art patron and founder of Houston Symphony, born in Mineola, Texas (d. 1975)
  • Jul 10 Riccardo Pick-Mangiagalli, Italian composer, born in Strakonice, Czech Republic (d. 1949)
  • Jul 11 Jim Larkin White, American cave explorer and guide (Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico), born in Mason County, Texas (d. 1946)
  • Jul 16 Edward Earle, Canadian actor (Charlie Chan-Meeting at Midnight), born in Toronto, Ontario (d. 1972)
  • Jul 16 Felix Locher, Swiss insurance salesman, mapping system inventor, and late in life, actor (Frankenstein's Daughter), born in Berne, Switzerland (d. 1969)
  • Jul 18 Manuel Gálvez, Argentine novelist (La maestra normal), born in Paraná, Argentina (d. 1962)
  • Jul 21 David Burliuk, Ukrainian artist (d. 1967)
  • Jul 22 Edward Hopper, American painter (Nighthawks, House by the Railroad), born in Upper Nyack, New York (d. 1967)
  • Jul 25 George S. Rentz, U.S. Navy Chaplain (awarded the Navy Cross during WW II), born in Lebanon, Pennsylvania (d. 1942)
  • Jul 27 Donald Crisp, British actor and director (How Green Was My Valley, Pollyana), born in Bow, London, England (d. 1974)
  • Jul 27 Geoffrey de Havilland, British aircraft designer, born in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England (d. 1965)
  • Jul 30 Holmes Herbert, British actor (Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Kiss), born in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England (d. 1956)
  • Jul 30 Leo van Puyfielde, Flemish art historian and museum curator
  • Jul 31 Grete Gulbransson, Austrian writer and poet (Geliebte Schatten), born in Thüringen, Austria (d. 1934)

Famous Deaths

  • Jul 4 Joseph Brackett, American religious leader (Shakers) and composer (Simple Gifts), dies at 85
  • Jul 9 Ignacio Carrera Pinto, Chilean war hero (b. 1848)
  • Jul 11 Eugène Simonis, Belgian sculptor, dies on 72nd birthday
  • Jul 12 Alfred Pease, American composer, dies at 44
  • Jul 13 Johnny Ringo, American Gunfighter (b. 1850)

Mary Todd Lincoln

Jul 16 Mary Todd Lincoln, American wife of Abraham Lincoln and US First Lady (1861-65), dies of a stroke at 63

  • Jul 19 Ivan Gagarin, Russian Jesuit and founding editor of Études, dies at 67